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100mm BS-3


NATO: M1944


Overview


100mm BS-3

100mm BS-3 anti-tank gun serving as a monument in Korolyov.
Source: Dmitry Ivanov - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Anti-tank gun
Entered service
1944
Status
Limited service
Development
Early 1940's
Developer
Soviet Union
Production
1944 - 1951
Producer
Soviet Union - Factory No 7
Soviet Union - Factory No 232
Number produced
3.816
Designations
52-P-412 (GRAU index)
Notable users
Soviet Union

Details


Facts BS-3
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Towed anti-tank gun
Crew
6 to 8
Dimensions
Weight
3.650 kg
Length
9.37 m
Width
2.15 m in travel configuration
Height
1.5 m
Ordnance
Type
100mm L/54
Barrel length
5.96 m including muzzle brake
Muzzle brake
Yes, double baffle
Muzzle velocity
900 m/s
Elevation
-5 to + 45 degrees
Traverse
58 degrees
Firepower
Rate of fire
8 to 10 rpm
Range
20.650 m for indirect fire
Carriage
Type
Twin double wheel split trail carriage
Limber
No
Gun shield
Yes
Mobility
Towing vehicle
I-12, M2 halftrack, ZiS-151, ZiL-157, AT-P, MT-LB, etc
Autonomous mobility
No, too heavy for manhandling

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